An In-Depth Look at the Top 3 Excellence Awards Entries
If any evidence is needed to demonstrate just how strong graphic reproduction has become across all packaging types and printing processes, the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards provides an excellent case study. With categories for all types of printing and packaging, our judges not only select top winners in individual categories, they also decide the top three entries overall in the entire competition. This year, the top three consisted of a flexible package, wine label, and folding carton, which were each printed with a different technology.
Rotogravure printing has a reputation for superior ink laydown and photorealistic imagery, and this year's best of show winner is no exception. American Packaging Corp. printed this piece on a Comexi gravure press, implementing 10 colors and metallic effects. Click here to learn more about this year's top winner.
Of all the categories in the Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards, our wine, beer, and spirits label categories seem to always receive the most entries. This year, the cream of the crop was the Annadoll label printed by Labeltronix for Katya Vineyards. Click here to learn more about this stunning flexographic label.
Folding cartons tend to exude luxury, as converters utilize the paperboard as a canvas for spectacular offset printing and a variety of embellishments. The top folding carton in this year's competition was Diamond Packaging's Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid. Click here for more information on this eye-catching carton.
And in case you missed it — here's the complete list of winning entries in the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards.